Veterans would not be deterred
WASHINGTON, D.C. — What does that World War II word “snafu” mean again?
Korean War veteran Donald Matthiessen of Sterling gave a censored version of the answer: “Situation normal, all fouled up.”
Thursday’s Honor Flight No. 25 of the Quad Cities almost never got off the ground. After the plane struck an owl on its way to the Quad Cities airport, there was the possibility of the flight being canceled. It wasn’t, but takeoff was delayed for nearly three hours.
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